Yes, good guide.
I will be selling yellow and pink pins in a neat kit later.
Nah, seriously though, pink and yellow in not necessary, blue and green works aswell, but white...
Regarding removing ICs, I use kitchenware....
For regular DIP socket ICs, I've found that a not too wide, dull knife that you have bent into an L where you stick one end under the chip and then wiggle it side to side, lifting each side up a little bit with each wiggle, is the best removal tool.
An old fork, where you remove all fingers but one (the thinnest, and you might need to grind it down further), the very end of the finger you bend into a suitable J-bend (the trick is to get the hook in the 'perfect' shape, it needs to be bent past the L-shape, but still not more than you can get it down the corner hole and get under the IC, which might need some trial and error), but the stainless steel used is usually strong enough to handle the load involved. Once inserted into the hole in the corner of the plcc, the hook shape should give leverage against the bottom of the socket and force the chip up enough that it almost pops by itself. I use 2 in combination for best effect.
I do have an PLCC extractor, but I have bad experience with them, the first chip I ever removed with one flew across the room, since then I have improved my technique, but I don't like them.